World Studies Ch. 6 Test

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Marco Polo

a man who had journeyed to the Far East (1271-1295)

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Cathay

what the land of China was called

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Prince Henry

prince of Portugal who sent out sailors and ships to explore the coast of Africa in the 15th Century

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Compass

a device that allowed him to set a course and follow its direction faithfully

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Astrolobe

an instrument used to measure the angle between the sun or a star to find out what time it was

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Dead Reckoning

a way to navigate

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Trade Winds

a belt of constant wind

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Doldrums

an area of calm or light fluctuating winds along the equator

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Horse Latitudes

lie around 30-35 degrees North where the trade winds and the prevailing westerlies meet

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Bartolomeu Dias

turned the corner that would open sea trade with India

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Cape of Storms

a point of land Dias named

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Cape of Good Hope

the Cape of Storms (renamed by King John II)

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Vasco da Gama

him and his crew sailed up the east coast of Africa and crossed the Indian Ocean to the port of Calicut

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Christopher Columbus

finally convinced the King and Queen of Spain to approve his plan of traveling west instead of east

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King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella

the king and queen of Spain that approved Christopher Columbus' plan

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Ferdinand Magellan

him and his crew began sailing west. He didnt make it all the way around the world but his crew did

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Sir Francis Drake

he was sent out by Queen Elizabeth of England. He spent nearly 3 years sailing the world and exploring new places.

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Francis Xavier

a monk who described the people of Japan, the "Country at War"

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Samurai

Japanese heros

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Seppuku

killing yourself by cutting out your own intestines

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Shoguns

strong leaders

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conquistadors

Spanish men sent out to find gold, conquer people, and convert people to Roman Catholics

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Hernando Cortes

discovered the Aztecs

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Aztecs

in modern Mexico

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Tenochtitlan

Aztec capital (modern Mexico City)

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Montezuma

Aztec ruler

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Olmecs

Toltecs, and Mayans,earlier inhabited Aztec region

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Francisco Pizarro

discovered Incas

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Incas

in Peru

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land

Inca's greatest natural resourse

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Cuzco

Incan capital

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Alpacas and Llamas

used for wool

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Machu Picchu

remains as evidence of a once rich and thriving Incan empire